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Over the following years countless young men, seduced by the romance of the militant, fueled by nighg of injustice, crossed over the Line of Control to train in Pakistani army camps.
Might even be the first to do so from the valley.
Curfewed Night: a Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir: review – Telegraph
Any political commentator who claims that India is a soft cuffewed just needs to look at the excesses of the military in the Valley. But he returned to his home to tell its story to the world. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Peer writes further on about the once sleepy, peaceful villages being ringed with landmines and old historic bashadat converted curfeed military camps and bunkers.
They burn your flesh till you speak. Why did the population rise against the Indian state by resorting to arms instead of votes is not really explained. Your story is out and the world knows it.
He had mentioned in the book that one day, he would love to tell the world the realty about Kashmir. He sits at a bus-stop waiting for the bus to take him to Kunan Poshpura, but when it arrives he just goes on sitting, listening to the sound of the revving engine, and watching the bus drive away.
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If Injustice was done with kashmiri hindus so was with the innocent muslims. That was even more powerfully moving than writer trying to be emotional over things that are not. First of all,I would say that the cover is awesome. After becoming a journalist for an Indian newspaper, Peer reports on other wars far away from home but is inevitably drawn back to Kashmir.
But in Delhi, as a student and then a reporter, Peer’s thoughts were never far from Kashmir. On the similar curfeqed, the people who have been “brought up” in other states of India might feel reading it a bit awkward.
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Curfewed Night: a Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir: review
How terrible it basharatt to live in fear! The young Basharat came to an agreement with his father that he would wait a few years before deciding whether or not to sign up, and in the meantime he would study. Don’t read and forget. Militancy inevitably leads to such a bawharat environment where compatriots have nothing but suspicion, fear and hatred for each other.
They live in fear of the security forces as well as the militants. Lyrical, spare, gut-wrenching and intimate, Curfewed Night is a stunning book and an unforgettable portrait of Kashmir in war. But his childhood memories and the ongoing violence keeps him pulling towards Srinagar. Retrieved from ” https: Resolving to change that by telling his own story, Peer then embarks upon a journey to understand the conflict and its impact on the average Kashmiri better.
Peer has a superb feel for language and incident. This is time to fight, to raise our voice for kashmir. Read it only if you are ready to face the reality. The narration and writing itself is brilliant. As a young boy of 14, Peer lives through the horror of violence, brutality, murder, rape and destruction by both the Indian security forces and the militants, more of the security forces than the militants.
Checkposts, searchlights, and fear owned the night. They enacted the bloody drama that unfolded around them. It is a nigyt tale which cugfewed you and emotionally moves you. The book is good, but it would have been great if talked about the perspective of the security forces also.
Basharat Peer’s powerful memoir about growing up in war-torn Kashmir. The chapter “Papa-2” discusses the notorious torture centre of that name which was eventually shut down and turned into the residence of a high-ranking government official. Kashmir, a princely state, was unfortunately straddling between the most politically sensitive states to-be-countries.
They tied copper wire to your arms and gave high voltage shocks. It is not often that we come across a book by a Palestinian in the occupied territories about his life or by a Bosnian on Srebrenica or an Iraqi about the Abu Ghraib and so on. The valley is splendidly described.
I would highly recommend this book to all interested in conflict of Kashmir. View all 7 comments. Amidst all this the Kashmiri’s want ‘Independence’. This compelling yet evocative memoir is a must bu as it holds the power to change the perspective of the readers about Kashmir.
The final chapters bring this great book to an emotional crescendo, with the spotlight on the hapless common Kashmiri. The early nineties were a naive, heady time. Was it so painful? But thinking about that a bit more, I think I appreciate it– many pages have been written on how to resolve Kashmir, and this isn’t what he’s trying to do. The thing is author has presented his view and its very fine because that is how he was brought up and that is what he has faced.
When there is cricket match between India and Pakistan, the Muslims belonging to India supports Indian team, whereas the Kashmiri Muslims supports Pakistan. Over the following years countless young men, seduced by the romance of the militant, fuelled by feelings of injustice, crossed over By Basharat Peer. He was, according to rumour, betrayed by a jealous rival at work.